The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Serene.
As I was thinking about another image for this week, my mind gravitated toward an image from more than 10 years ago, during a wonderful Autumn afternoon. As the light was slowly diminishing, I sensed that there might be some magic happening near the Quinapoxet river in my home town of West Boylson.
When I got there, I was not the only photographer, as several tripods were on the bridge. So I made the decision to get down to the waterline, if only to get a different vantage point. Shooting just a foot above the water, I was rewarded by these Canada Geese, who floated majestically. Slowly, they moved, as I photographed them, until finally, on shot 34, they aligned as seen here.
Here’s that serene moment…
Persistence does pay, even if you have to wait for geese to do your bidding 🙂
The WordPress Daily Photo Challenge provides the theme of Transformation.
Transformation is something that surrounds us at all times, as the pace of change in the world around us can at times be breakneck and at other times be glacial. One of the most enjoyable areas of change for me is the constant flow of the seasons, particular the one that I like best: Autumn.
Autumn is that one season when we get to take a deep breath after the heat of Summer dissipates and before our breath is taken away by the frigid temperatures of Winter. Add the beauty of the leaves colors in New England and we have perfect season!
Here’s a view of this change…
A soft look at the light playing through the leaves…
Have a wonderful day!
P.S. not sure what happened to the text yesterday…
The WordPress Daily Prompt brings the focus on the lonely Mushroom. This brought me immediately to an image that I captured a number of years ago.
Mushrooms always have a bit of mystery surrounding them, as they can often be attractive, delicious and deadly… A thorough understanding of the lowly fungus is not something that many of us possess, which causes most to give the mushroom a wide berth. While I’m not a student of mycology, I do appreciate the beauty that mushrooms often posses, as they appear on forest floors, trees and many other locations that sometimes seem incongruent with growth.
Here’s one of these little beauties…
A chance encounter, as I tend to keep an eye out for anything interesting to capture, causing me to get down to a lower level, so that I could get a proper view of the wonderful structure of this mushroom.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Temporary. If there is anything that might cause me to wax philosophical, this may be it 🙂
Many things in our lives are just temporary, as indeed our lives are just that. This is probably one of the reasons that, as humans, we are so intrigued, and even enchanted, by those things that extend across the ages. Measured against our short existence, they stand the test of time, seeing across the ages. We can wonder what we would have seen, given that much time.
On the other end of the spectrum is the very temporary..
The beauty of the structure of a dandelion head gone to seed is one of delicate construction that is all too temporary, waiting for the next puff of wind!
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of philosophizing and have a wonderful day!
Welcome to the 80th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! This week saw many of you looking up to the sky where you found lots of inspiration!
The variety of images underscores the creativity of each and every one of you! You shared some stunning images, each with their own special aspects, and I was truly stunned by a number of your photos, which captured the theme in all its power!
Thank you all for great posts that gave me lots of pleasure in reading them!
Sometimes the sky can present some wondrous patterns…
This Yoga Tree image was taken on one of those wonderful early Winter mornings, when the air is crisp and the rising Sun holds the promise of a perfect day. The variation of air speeds in different layers in the atmosphere created some interesting cloud formations, making for a shot that contains both beauty and form.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Sarah kicked us off with lovely brooding skies over Auckland in By Sarah; she also create a second post with a beautifully reflected sky in By Sarah, which has a great set of leading lines in the image!
Ed presents a variety of skies in his post in In my Mind’s Eye, one of which has an awesome over-sized golfball!
Xenia also brings us a pair of posts; the first in whippetwisdom brings us wonderful vistas that include Lock Linnhe, a tanka and whippets! The second entry in whippetwisdom is in the Nevis range and has a great haiku!
ladyleemanilla has viewed the sky from lots of angles and with lots of interesting scenes; her range of images are fantastic!
Maria’s entry in citySonnet has stunning views of the sky with lots of intriguing cloud formations!
Poetry in Pictures brings us very cool skies, including one that contains last week’s theme: a bird!
This week, pensivity101 shares fantastic skies from sunrise to sunset!
In Folly’s Photoworld vol. 2, Petra brings us some rather gray skies, which are lightened up by a new dog! Petra also has a project in another blog, where she has photographed the sky every day since April 2012: Petra’s Himmelsbilder; you’ll want to check this out!!!
Stella’s selection of skies in Giggles & Tales are stunning! I particularly love the reflection; which one of her photos is your favorite?
This week, theonlyD800inthehameau has a beautifully photographed Sun silhoetting trees in the Sir Bani Yas game reserve in Abu Dhabi!
In Arizona Mary Photos, we’re treated to a great array of cloud-filled skies with interesting shapes!
In his blog Swaash, Swathi brings us wonderful skies from his visit to his grand ma’s house, which he clearly enjoyed very much!
Cee presents us with gorgeous skies in her entry in her awesome blog, Cee’s Photography!
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Rounded. This topic gave me some immediate ideas, as Nature is full of rounded features.
The image that I decided on for this post is one from last weekend’s outing to Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge in Harvard, Massachusetts. It was one of those fantastic days that don’t occur often in Autumn, although we have had an abundance of them this year! The Nashua river runs through Oxbow, as it meanders gently through a rather swampy area to create a wonderful wetlands location for birds, turtles and other animals.
Take a look back toward the light through trees, our eyes follow the river ’round the bend…
As you can tell, the weather was perfect! A glassy surface reflects the trees on the opposite bank, as we can imagine gliding down the river in harmony with Nature.